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Beyond Beliefs: Deconstructing the Dominant Narratives of the Islamization of Pakistan's Laws

Cheema, Moeen


The discourse on the �Islamization� of laws in the legal systems of post-colonial Muslim states is dominated by two conflicting narratives. The dominant Western narrative views the Islamization of laws as the re-incarnation of narrow and archaic laws embodied in discriminatory statutes. In contrast, the dominant narrative of political Islam deems it as the cure-all for a range of social, political and economic ills afflicting that particular Muslim state. This Paper presents a deeper insight...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Comparative Law
DOI: 10.5131/AJCL.2012.0008


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